The Times/1913/Obituary/Isaac Saunders Leadam

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Mr. Isaac Saunders Leadam, Recorder of Grimsby, died at his residence in Cadogan-gardens on Thursday, aged 65.

The son of Dr. Thomas Robinson Leadam, of York-place, Portman-square, he was educated at Cheltenham and Merchant Taylors and at University College, Oxford, of which he was a scholar. After obtaining first classes in the two classical schools he was elected a Fellow of Brasenose in 1872, and served for some time as assistant tutor at that college and at Magdalen. In 1875 he became an inspector of schools, but resigned in the following year and was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn, joining the Midland Circuit. Mr. Leadam was a member of the committees of the Reform Club and the Cobden Club. He made five unsuccessful efforts to enter Parliament—in the Altrincham Division of Cheshire in 1885, 1886 (by-election), and 1892, the Barnstaple Division of Devon in 1886, and the Lancaster Division in 1895. In May, 1900, he was appointed Recorder of Grimsby.

Mr. Leadam, who was a member of the council of the Royal Historical Society, was the author of a number of historical studies, including a volume of "The Political History of England," 1702-1760, a life of Sir Robert Walpole, "The Domesday of Inclosures of 1517," published by the Royal Historical Society, editions of "Select Pleas in the Court of Requests" and "Select Pleas in the Star Chamber," published by the Selden Society, and many contributions to the English Historical Review, the Law Quarterly, and other reviews, as well as many biographies in the "Dictionary of National Biography." His work "What Protection Does for the Farmer and Labourer," has gone into five editions. He was fond of fencing, and was a member of the Epée Club. He married first, in 1875, Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. John Egginton, of South Ella, Yorkshire, by whom he had one son and one daughter; and secondly, in 1909, Geraldine Elma, daughter of Mr. Stephen Moore, of Barne Park, Clonmel.

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